Davey Boy Smith Jr. Reportedly Done With NJPW

Davey Boy Smith Jr.
Dave Boy Smith Jr.

Davey Boy Smith Jr. is reportedly done with New Japan Pro-Wrestling. The 33-year-old had been with the promotion since 2011, taking a 2-year hiatus with his Suzuki-Gun teammates to Pro Wrestling NOAH from 2015 to 2017. According to a report from Voices of Wrestling, Smith will not be returning to the promotion.

Earlier this spring, Smith was critical of how he’s been booked by “Overseas Companies” following his performance in this year’s Bloodsport event.

Davey Boy Smith Jr. and Killer Elite Squad

Smith’s departure from New Japan Pro Wrestling breaks up his decorated tag-team with Lance Archer, Killer Elite Squad.

Killer Elite Squad’s Championship statistics:

  • 3x IWGP Heavyweight Tag Team Champions
  • 2x NWA World Tag Team Champions
  • 2x GHC Tag Team Champions

Davey Boy Smith Jr. in MLW

In MLW, Davey Boy Smith Jr, Teddy Hart, and Brian Pillman Jr comprise the Hart Foundation. The trio is currently involved in a rivalry with MJF’s Dynasty faction. Alex Hammerstone and Richard Holiday are the other two members of that stable.

The Hart Foundation are the current MLW tag team champions, Teddy Hart is the middleweight champion, and Smith recently won a fan vote to receive a future MLW World Championship match.